Everyone loves a birthday, and everyone loves free food. So why not put those two together and go crazy, exploring Sydney and getting fed while doing it?
Below are some of my favourite (and easiest) options to grab some birthday freebies while you are out and about.
Claim a FREE Boost from 2 days before until 2 days after your registered birthday! You need to be a Vibe Club member, but signing up is easy and almost instantaneous so you can even do it while waiting in line to order.
Then it's just a simple matter of downloading the app or scanning your club card and presenting a valid ID to get your Birthday Boost.
With the Muffin Break Rewards card or app, you can claim a free muffin during your birthday month. Register online or through the app.
But make sure you sign up for the rewards program before your birthday month starts. Once the first of the month has passed, you have to wait until the next year to be able to claim that yummy muffin. It pays to be prepared!
Are you a Peri Perks member? Then you could get a free meal from Nandos!
You will need to have verified your Peri Perks account prior to the birthday month starting AND made a transaction on that account within 6 months prior to the start of your birthday month.
If you meet the criteria, you will get a special email in your inbox on the first day of your birthday month. It is able to be used at any time during the month. You can choose between a regular 1/4 chicken meal or any Burger/Wrap/Pita meal. This is one of the best freebies you can grab, so sign up now!
Be a part of the Eat Fresh Club and you get a regular Six Inch Sub and 600ml soft drink or water for free! Lunch is sorted.
It will be available right away after signing up and can be used any time during your birthday week. Activate the offer for your nominated store, show the voucher on your phone and that's it!
They are in the process of phasing out this club, so get in quick.
As with most freebies, you need to be a Club Cookie member. For this one you will have to pick up a club card in store before registering online, so not quite as easy as the rest. But once that is done, take your card along with some photo identification and you get a free birthday cookie!
Your goody can be redeemed within 7 days before or after the birthday that is shown on your ID.
Would you like fries with that? Get a free regular size fries on your Birthday. You don't need to be a member either! Just flash your ID, buy a classic sauce, and get the fries for free.
Is there really anything better than deep fried potato? Even better when you don't have to pay for it. This is an easy one, so you have no excuse.
Who doesn't love a free burrito? This is probably one of the better rewards, but not as easy to get.
To get this, you will need to pick up a loyalty card at your local Salsa’s. Register the card online through the Salsa’s Mex Club then present your card and ID in store within 2 days of the big day to get your birthday freebie.
I've also heard that you can get a bowl instead of a burrito, but unconfirmed at this time. Give it a try and let me know!
They say you don't make friends with salad. But why not when it's free?
You can get a free salad within 7 days starting from your birthday. To receive your birthday salad you need to be subscribed to their Sumo Society membership emails and have been a member for over 14 days.
You can sign up by picking up a card in store, or downloading and registering via the Sumo Salad app. The voucher will then be emailed to you when it's time to redeem!
Get a free drink at Starbucks on your birthday!
To be eligible, you must join Starbucks Rewards at least seven days before your birthday, and have made at least one Star-earning purchase prior to your birthday each year. You can only redeem this on your actual birthday, through an email that is sent to you 2 days prior.
Get the scoop! The free birthday scoop, that is. Simply go to Club 31 website, register and be emailed with your exclusive reward 5 days before your birthday. It's valid a month from your birthday, so you can even save it for later.
As a plus, you’ll also receive a discount on a birthday cake. Plus a BOGO scoop offer when you sign up!
Celebrate with a birthday Whopper! Simply download the HJ's app, register or login and complete your profile. Then three days before your birthday, they add in a voucher for a free Whopper. You can even pre-order it straight from the app up until your birthday.
Don't forget to also do the Shake & Win on the app, giving you the chance to also get some free fries or drink with your burger on the day. When you shake and accept, you have 30 mins to grab your food from the nearest HJ store.
Get free churros or a $15 Churros Fiesta the day before, day of or day after your birthday. Just download the app, sign up at least the day before your birthday and the voucher should appear in the app on those days!
Then it's just a case of scan and enjoy. Yummmm.
Pop in-store during the week of your birthday, flash your ID and T2 will shout you a free full-sized brew of your choice to celebrate!
Of course, you need to be a Tea Society member, but you don't need to wait. Sign up on the spot. And make sure to bring your own mug to help out the environment as well!
Get $1 entry to Taronga Zoo on your birthday!
Considering that entry to the Zoo isn't cheap, with tickets costing around $50, this is a steal! However, Taronga is not for profit and every Zoo ticket, even your $1 entry, helps Taronga to ensure a brighter future for wildlife.
You will need to register online first, but they send you the voucher via email pretty much straight away!